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Now in its tenth year, the Menslink Business Breakfast is our annual fundraising event and draws nearly five hundred leaders from across Canberra to hear from inspiring speakers, network with other community-minded people, and support the great work of Menslink.

The Business Breakfast is held each year in September and is attended by executives from large and small businesses, government, sports, education and the community sector. Both Federal and Territory politicians from all major parties also attend to show their support for Menslink and the young men in our community.

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LtGen David Morrison AO (Ret’d) talking about role models and culture in 2015

The 2015 breakfast featured keynote speaker LtGen David Morrison AO (Ret’d), former Chief of Army. Both he and Menslink CEO Martin Fisk talked about the need for better role models for young men, so that they can avoid the potential pitfalls of violence, drugs and alcohol, self harm and even suicide.

The breakfast was covered extensively in the media, including an article and editorial in the Canberra Times.

Click here to watch a short video of highlights from last year’s breakfast, including speech excerpts and interviews with attendees.

Principal sponsors for 2015 included ACT Policing, Icon Water, Capital Chemist and the Snow Foundation. They joined major supporters ACT Rugby Veterans, Bendigo Bank,  Brumbies Rugby, Canberra Raiders, NCDI, Proximity Legal and PWC and a host of other supporters – all of whom made the event a tremendous success.


Previous breakfasts have included speakers such as Dr Brendan Nelson from the War Memorial, current and former Chief Ministers Andrew Barr and Katy Gallagher, former ACT Chamber Chief Executive Chris Peters, former Raiders front rower David Shillington and Brumbies legend Clyde Rathbone.


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Dr Brendan Nelson in 2014



David Shillington in 2013







The 2017 Menslink Business Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 19th September, 2017 and will feature family violence campaigner, school mentor, former Raiders captain and 2017 ACT Australian of the Year nominee, Alan Tongue If your organisation is keen to get a table or become a sponsor, please email us.


For a complete list of upcoming events, please check out our Events page.

More photos from all Menslink events are on our Facebook page.